DRIVING FOR REAL

Hannah R

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My parents registered me to participate in a four day driving school program. I was so mad that I would be spending my spring break in a classroom designed to make me fall asleep. I wanted to get up and ditch but I was constantly being reminded of how much it cost, Till this day, I am glad I did. It made me a better and more cautious driver. The first week of fall I witnessed three incidents where drivers were speeding and not paying attention. I understand now that as teen drivers, we are likely to be the cause of why so many people refer to us as the people at fault. It only takes a second to take control of the wheel and lose it at the same time. I was once watching a lady next to yelling at her kids and texting at the same time and I thought to myself “And they say we don’t pay attention”. I agree with teen drivers not being able to obtain their DL until they have had their permit for six months. I had to learn that when I drive I must pay attention and be alert at all times. If many teen drivers learn from other good drivers, it makes a huge difference in the outcome of driving, If we follow a parent or friend that is not such a responsible driver it can leave a bad stain on our driving influence.I prefer to be cautious and smart. My step-mom told me that when you are behind the wheel, you are responsible for three thousand pounds of metal. Driving is a Privilege not a Prize.